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Middletown TEC Lab Makerspace: Workshops

TEC Lab Workshops

We are committed to offering monthly workshops during the semesters to teach skills and showcase makerspace technologies. We always schedule a drop-in workshop at the start of each month during the Fall and Spring semesters, and then add additional workshops and demonstrations on other days. Would you like to suggest or lead a workshop? Let us know.

2022/23 Workshops

Spring 2023 Workshops are here!

If the specific workshop time doesn't work for you, and you're interested in trying out a making project or a making activity, please contact us on the link in this guide and we can set up a time for you to come in that works better for you! All of the workshops below are free for everyone to participate in!  We have three new workshops this semester for which you can earn a certificate in using making equipment.  Please register for the certificate workshops using this form.

Feb. 8th - Make Valentines
It’s almost Valentine's day and whether for friends, family, or other loved ones, we’re here to help you make gifts to show how much you appreciate them! Stop by the TEC Lab and get making, between 11:00am- 1:00pm.

Feb. 23rd - Heat Press Certificate
Earn a certificate in makerspace equipment!  We are offering a workshop that will prepare you to use heat presses  Register today for a one-hour introduction to the technology, a short quiz, and a demonstration of your skills to earn your certificate. 2pm-3pm.

March 8 - Spring Makers: Design Your Own Beach Bag
It’s nearly time for spring break, and you’ll need to gather your beach gear in a snazzy tote bag. So stop by the TEC Lab and design one made for you and your travels! 11:00am - 1:00pm

March 30 - 3D Printing Certificate
Earn a certificate in makerspace equipment!  We are offering a workshop this semester that will prepare you to use 3D printers. Register today for a one-hour introduction to the technology, a short quiz, and a demonstration of your skills to earn your certificate. 2pm-3pm.

April 12 - Vinyl Clocks
Hang out with us in the TEC Lab and use our laser engraver to create a vinyl record clock! Limited supplies available. I clock per person. 11am - 1pm

April 27 - Glowforge Laser Cutter/Engraver Certificate
Earn a certificate in makerspace equipment!  We are offering a workshop this semester that will prepare you to use laser cutters/engravers. Register today for a one-hour introduction to the technology, a short quiz, and a demonstration of your skills to earn your certificate. 2pm-3pm.

May 4 - May the 4th Be With You: Making for Worlds Beyond
Join us in the TEC Lab for us to celebrate this “Star-Wars”-themed holiday and craft items that are out of this world! 11:00am-1:00pm 

 

Fall 2022 Workshops

Sept. 13th - TEC Lab Mini-Maker Faire
Stop by the library to see the TEC Lab in action:  Make your own tote! Try a 3D pen! Make a drink coaster with your name engraved! Win your own maker supplies!  11:00am - 1:00pm.

Sept. 14th - Sept. 23rd - TEC Lab: Photo Frame Design Contest
Use the TEC Lab to design a picture frame! We supply the frame and tools, you supply the creativity! Stop by during open hours this week and use our supplies  to design a frame. Enter your creation to win a prize! Entry not required to participate.

Oct. 4th - TEC Lab: 80s Photos with the Green Screen and Basic Photo Editing.
Stop by the TEC Lab and the One-Button room to go back in time with us, as we do our own 80’s photoshoot! 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Oct. 28th - TEC Lab: Pumpkin Decorating
Join us in the TEC Lab, with Halloween around the corner we will be decorating our own pumpkins! 11:00 am-1:00pm

Nov. 9th - TEC Lab: Laser engraving wooden spoons (and more)
Join us in the TEC Lab as we use our laser engraver to make custom spoons and more! 11:00am-1:00pm

Dec. 1st - TEC Lab: Make Holiday Gifts
Join us in the TEC Lab to make some gifts for the holiday season! 11:00am-1:00pm 

2021/22 Workshops

We opened up Spring Semester in the TEC Lab with a Mini-Maker Faire on February 2, from 11am-1pm.  

Workshops returned to the TEC Lab for Fall 2021! Each session was held both from 11:00am to 1:00pm and then from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Here are the dates and topics:

2020/21 Workshops

For Fall 2020, we moved our workshops online  - TEC Tuesday Online!  We posted a video and instructions for a maker project on the listed day.  Supplies were available in the library, or you can use your own items.

For Spring 2021, we put the workshops on hiatus.  

2018/19 Workshops

2014/15 Workshops